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Minox MD 7x42 Monocular with Built-in Compass £98.99
Your personal navigator with this super compact and lightweight compass monocular - even if you are not at sea. The optical brilliance, wide field of view and 7x magnification combined with a highly precise compass and protected by a rubber armouring, make the MD 7x42 C the perfect companion no matter where you go. The brilliant optics are protected by an alunimium housing, making the MD 7x42 C especially robust and is waterproof down to a depth of 16.4 ft. The extremely compact measurements of 2.6 x 2.4 x 5.6 in. and light weight of just 13 oz. enable a very comfortable one-handed use. Besides its high optical performance, the MINOX monocular features an integrated compass as well as a fine reticle. These can be used to determine the range or size of objects in view. With these technical features the MINOX MD 7x42 C not only provides a reliable navigator for water-sports fans, but also for all outdoor enthusiasts who like to venture into unexplored terrain.
-7 x magnification
-Wide field of view (114 metres)
-Precise and reliable analogue compass
-Extremely compact and easy to use
-Waterproof down to 16.4 ft
Comes complete with
- Carrying Strap
- Lense Cloth
- Semi-Rigid Carrying Case with Minox Logo
Minox 7 X 42 Monocular Datasheet PDF
There are 6 reviews with an average rating of 4.66
Neil from United KingdomOwner09 December 2015 12:50
A quality instrument with a very bright image due to high quality lens used in the monocular.
Great for boating with built in compass and elevation markings but even better for taking to rugby matches and slipping easily into a pocket. 5*
Anonymous from United KingdomOwner30 December 2015 15:37
Beautifully built, and easy to use. Particularly liked the facility for easy use by spectacle wearers.
Pete C from United KingdomOwner11 January 2016 14:39
This is an excellent piece of kit. The mils scale is accurate and reads in one mil increments, so the ability to estimate range (against objects of known height) is easily achievable, and coupled with a reciprocal bearing, the ability to quite accurately fix your position.
The compass is very good and can be read down to 1/2 degree. I have been out in the countryside, and tested its accuracy against map based, protractor derived bearings - adjusted for magnetic variation, and found it to read within 1 degree.
It has an exit pupil of 6 mil, which allows for a steady view to be maintained, and a nice bright picture.
I would quite happily use this in a real world scenario, either offshore (for which it is designed) or for land based navigation.
I recommend this item quite happily, and had a good prompt service from Gaelforce.
Mr. Cork from United KingdomOwner21 January 2016 23:15
Another quality product from Minox. I have checked the accuracy of the compass against true headings adjusted for local magnetic variation, and found them to be +/- 1 degree.
For those familiar with "Mil" scales these are accurate, and marked down to one Mil increments, and easily readable to half mil or finer.
The comapass has a fine lubber line and again, easily readable to 1/2 degree accuracy.
The 7x42 spec gives a 6 millimetre exit pupil, and thus gives a steady and bright view, during daylight conditions.
I would stress that these are daylight only use, as the compass and Mil scale are not illuminated. However a small light source (tritium vial) held to the daylight dome on the top of the scope, allows easy reading of the compass scale by night.
Sometimes it is difficult to scale items on websites to their size in the "real world" - in this case, imagine holding a carboard loo roll tube to your eye, and that will give you approximate dimension.
Good bit of kit, will use this with confidence, and excellent service from Gael Force.
Mick from United KingdomOwner19 August 2016 15:55
Bright field of view and no image aberration or distortion. Solid and tough feel in a waterproof body. Good instructions on using the distance scales. A lanyard would make this an excellent product.